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Addicted! Scientists show how internet dependency alters the human brain

Internet addiction has for the first time been linked with changes in the brain similar to those seen in people addicted to alcohol, cocaine and cannabis. In a groundbreaking study, researchers used MRI scanners to reveal abnormalities in the brai...

Bill Gates Talking With China To Develop Nuclear Reactor

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates confirmed Wednesday he is in discussions with China to jointly develop a new and safer kind of nuclear reactor.


iRobot becomes a reality as man gets smartphone built into his artificial arm

iRobot has become a reality after a British man became the world's first person to have a smartphone dock built into his prosthetic arm.

MIT Develops New Radar Technology: Military Could See Through Walls

Looking through walls is no longer something we read about in comic books or watch in Superman movies. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory has presented new radar technology that would allow humans to see through a solid...


Electric plane wins $1.35M prize from NASA

A Pennsylvania-based team's electric-powered plane flew a 200-mile course to win a $1.35 million prize from NASA.

Electric motor made from a single molecule

Jason Palmer BBC News 07.09.2011
Electric motor made from a single molecule

Researchers have created the smallest electric motor ever devised. The motor, made from a single molecule just a billionth of a metre across, is reported in Nature Nanotechnology.


It's alive! Space station's humanoid robot awake

MARCIA DUNN Yahoo! News 23.08.2011
It's alive! Space station's humanoid robot awake

NASA's humanoid robot has finally awakened in space. Ground controllers turned Robonaut on Monday for the first time since it was delivered to the International Space Station in February. The test involved sending power to all of Robonaut's system...

Marketing gadget can track brainwaves as you watch TV

Would you feel comfortable if market researchers could know your every thought?A headband designed by San Francisco firm EmSense can sense your brainwaves as you have reactions to watching something and then record the data for researchers.


US Navy hopes lasers will put the heat on pirates

A ship-based laser tested by the Navy's research arm could put the heat on Somali pirates.

Laser gun fired from US navy ship

The US Navy has fired a laser gun from one of its ships for the first time. Researchers used the high-energy laser (HEL) to disable a boat by setting fire to its engines off the coast of California.


Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Caps Decades of Faked Safety Reports, Accidents

The unfolding disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant follows decades of falsified safety reports, fatal accidents and underestimated earthquake risk in Japan’s atomic power industry.

Fukushima: Mark 1 Nuclear Reactor Design Caused GE Scientist To Quit In Protest

Thirty-five years ago, Dale G. Bridenbaugh and two of his colleagues at General Electric resigned from their jobs after becoming increasingly convinced that the nuclear reactor design they were reviewing -- the Mark 1 -- was so flawed it could lea...


Miami Police Drones Can See Inside Houses

Miami-Dade’s newest crime fighting tool is a literal ‘eye in the sky’. The Micro Air Vehicle, or MAV for short, is a small radio controlled drone aircraft equipped with a portable camera system. Miami-Dade Sgt. Andrew Cohen said drone will be used...

Tiny spy planes could mimic birds, insects

You'll never look at hummingbirds the same again. The Pentagon has poured millions of dollars into the development of tiny drones inspired by biology, each equipped with video and audio equipment that can record sights and sounds.


Pentagon commissions 'Cheetah' robot and Terminator-like droid

A Massachusetts engineering firm known for creating futuristic military robots has received multimillion dollar contracts to develop two more battlefield bots for the Department of Defense.

2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

Lev Grossman Time 11.02.2011
2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

On Feb. 15, 1965, a diffident but self-possessed high school student named Raymond Kurzweil appeared as a guest on a game show called I've Got a Secret. He was introduced by the host, Steve Allen, then he played a short musical composition on a pi...


Google Expands to a New Frontier: The Human Body

The company that wants to be your everything for search has just brought its technology to a new area: the human body.

This image shows the Navy's electromagnetic railgun firing a projectile, the black square, at a world-record setting 33 megajoules. The gun will allow the Navy to strike from more than 100 miles away.

Say hello to the Navy's little friend. Navy scientists set a world record Friday during a test of an electromagnetic railgun, a tractor-trailer sized weapon that sends a 20-pound projectile rocketing through the air at seven times the speed of sound.


Coca-Cola Working On Solar AC System for Truck Fleet

Coca-Cola is the biggest drink brand in the world, and the company is trying to make the most of its position as market leader by showing other beverage firms the benefits of EV fleets. Electric vehicles and low-emission trucks have been integrate...

Look out, your medicine is watching you

Ben Hirschler Reuters 09.11.2010
Look out, your medicine is watching you

Novartis AG plans to seek regulatory approval within 18 months for a pioneering tablet containing an embedded microchip, bringing the concept of "smart-pill" technology a step closer.



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